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House Poor

February 24th, 2018 at 07:18 am

Has anyone seen the program House Poor on Z Living? I am enjoying it. I like to see a show that actually encourages frugality and living within your means. That said, everyone on the show, that I've seen so far, is in pretty good shape and the frugality "assignments" are pretty easy.

Yesterday was another no-spend day. I went to the gym, went home, did chores, read a lot, and babysat the boys in the evening so the parents could go out. I did do a load of laundry, but I don't really count that as spending; it just needs to be done when it needs to be done, and I always have the stash of quarters on hand so it doesn't really feel like spending either.

Yesterday's meals: I had scrambled eggs and toast for breakfast, a beef burrito for lunch, and for dinner I had granola and fruit. (The fruit was not from my own food stores; it was what the grandsons didn't eat.)

I have enough of the burrito filling to have another today, and about a cup of cooked rice to use up. I may make a veggie stirfry, but it will be only peppers and onions; that's all I have left. (Except for the sweet-sour purple veggies, which would not taste good in a stirfry!)

Anyway, my food is lasting just fine. It's amazing when you put your mind to it. I have only four days till payday now, and plenty of food on hand.

I was up pretty late last night, and I slept in this morning. I'm giving myself a skip day at the gym.

Unfortunately, GS2 had a bad cold and was running a fever when I put him to bed last night. I so hope I don't get sick again, but I certainly was exposed! Poor little guy, I hope he feels better today.

5 Responses to “House Poor”

  1. Wink Says:

    I watch House Poor. I like it too. I'm always amazed at how much money people spend and don't know what they are spending it on!

  2. Sallyr70 Says:

    I don't get that channel; I'm going to see if I can find that show online. I love watching shows about being frugal. Do you remember "Extreme Cheapskates"? Even though some of the ideas seemed unrealistic/producer enhanced, there was some good tips. It introduced me to Jeff Yeager and I'm reading some of his books now. Great job on using up your food too!

  3. Amber Says:

    Hope GS2 is feeling better. And I'll be checking out that program, maybe I can get some tips

  4. Househopeful Says:

    I don't have the channel, but you can find episodes online as well. I will check it out

  5. FrugalTexan75 Says:


    hope you don't get sick!

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